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Lady Lark 02-18-08 09:43 PM

You know your child is ADHD when...
 
OK, so here's the place for all those funny stories about our kids. Funny now that we can laugh about it instead of wanting to scream, or cry, or do murder most foul.

(Special thanks to Scattered for the idea)

So, like I posted, it's loads of fun when your kid decided to paint himself, and a bunch of stuff in his room with Desitin and baby powder.

Or how about catching them with tape and scissors because he was going, "to tape the cat's mouth shut to keep him quiet." I had to call my husband and tell him this one at work so he'd get all the laughing done before he got home and couldn't.

Scattered 02-18-08 09:55 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You know your child is ADHD when:

She paints herself and the puppy from head to toe in peanut butter!

You have to make two calls to poison control in the same week when she tasted laundry detergent and managed to take off the child proof lid on her daddy's diabetic medication:eek:!

When several months after you get one chipped tooth fixed, she jumps off the couch and chips the other one!

You have a track worn around the back yard from your daughter's running while daydreaming!

You're still buying pull ups and you daughter is about to turn 6!

You send her to clean her room and it looks worse when she's done cleaning than before she started!

When for no apparent reason your daughter charges across the kitchen, jumps up on the counter, and accidentally brakes off the faucet.

Lunacie 02-18-08 10:11 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You know your child is ADHD when she asks you a question and you say "Yes" and she goes ahead and tells you why she wants you to say yes anyway.

Ditto to sending her to clean her room and having it look worse instead of better.

(She just turned 10 - probably dx of ADHD)


Her little sister still wears pullups to bed. (She's 6 too - possible dx of Autism).

FrazzleDazzle 02-18-08 10:12 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You know your child is ADHD when.........

You get a call from school because your ADHD hyperfocused on fixing a pen during recess with scissors, was taken to the ER, to the tune of 6 stitches to the base of the finger.

Your 5-year-old ADHD proudly prances out of his room after receiving his Christmas craft stamp pens with stamps all over his ENTIRE body. (Every single inch of it!):p

You discover all of the missing assignments of your innattentive 5th grader in his desk which resides in the back of the room by the window. :confused:

You come home to do daily damage control, and are just used to it.:o

You tuck in your ADHD at night and turn off the lights, and discover that the room has been "painted" with phosphorescent laundry detergent.

You come home one day to find a strange little speck on the ceiling, and one on the cabinet, what's that on the wall and on the tele, and all over his room???? (Spit wads)

You come home on one day to find the dogs ate an entire batch of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies off of the counter because ADHD left the room to go to the bathroom and forgot that chocolate is toxic to dogs and didn't call mom right away because he didn't want to get into trouble. (What about the frekin dogs????) LOL! :eek:

Scattered 02-18-08 10:18 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Lunacie, you reminded me of one.

You know your child is ADHD when she says, "Mom"

You reply, "Yes?"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"What do you want"

"Ummmm..."

Matt S. 02-18-08 11:31 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You know your child has ADHD, when you are going on a road trip and you pull out of the driveway and you are at the end of the street and they start going, "Are we there yet?".

I used to do that.

Scattered 02-19-08 12:16 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mspen1018 (Post 548835)
You know your child has ADHD, when you are going on a road trip and you pull out of the driveway and you are at the end of the street and they start going, "Are we there yet?".

I used to do that.

Yep, my kid does that (so did I -- my parents used to give me anti nausea medicine to help with car sickness and it would put me to sleep -- an added benefit from a kid who couldn't wait to get there). Now what was that medicine call....?:p

j'sdad 02-19-08 08:12 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Ditto on the teeth thing

the boy is on his 3rd!!! set of front teeth!

once on a bottle, once on a bike, once on the bed fram (from Jumping on the bed.everyday.he.gets told. not to jump. on .the bed..

Thank goodness for dental insurance;)

But he's got a $4000 smile:)

busyhermit 02-19-08 09:43 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scattered (Post 548794)
Lunacie, you reminded me of one.

You know your child is ADHD when she says, "Mom"

You reply, "Yes?"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"Yes"

"Mom"

"What do you want"

"Ummmm..."


LOL!! My son does this all the time - he must have known in the beginning what he wanted to ask, but then forgot.

Here's one - perhaps more interesting than funny: My son is in kindergarten and last Christmas his school set a up a dollar-store for the kids to pick out and buy presents for their family members. He bought his Grandma a Sodoku (sp) puzzle book. Grandma recently started doing those puzzles all of the time, but we don't live near each other. He must have seen her doing them once when we visited her - months before, and remembered the name (even though he can only read a few words?!) or perhaps he remembered the look of the puzzles .............and yet, if I ask what he had for lunch, he cannot remember.

Lunacie 02-19-08 11:33 AM

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You know your child is ADHD when you tell her three times to go and put on her shoes and socks, and three times she comes back barefooted.


You know your child is ADHD when she brings home her homework assignment but forgets the textbook. Three days in a row!

Lady Lark 02-19-08 11:48 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by busyhermit (Post 548988)
LOL!! My son does this all the time - he must have known in the beginning what he wanted to ask, but then forgot.

Here's one - perhaps more interesting than funny: My son is in kindergarten and last Christmas his school set a up a dollar-store for the kids to pick out and buy presents for their family members. He bought his Grandma a Sodoku (sp) puzzle book. Grandma recently started doing those puzzles all of the time, but we don't live near each other. He must have seen her doing them once when we visited her - months before, and remembered the name (even though he can only read a few words?!) or perhaps he remembered the look of the puzzles .............and yet, if I ask what he had for lunch, he cannot remember.

Steven did that to us. We were driving by a Wal Mart that we had gotten pictures taken at a year before and he pops off with, "Look mommy, the picture Wal Mart!" Does he remember what he was doing ten minuets ago? of course not. :rolleyes:

Here's a great one, two years old and he undoes the window lock (the two on the window, and the extra screw type we had put on), takes out his screen, places it down (so you know he just didn't knock the thing out), and climbs out his bedroom window! :faint: Next thin I know he's trying to get in the back door, but couldn't because the chain was still on. He's standing there with his arm in the door, trying to reach the chain, see me and says, "I can't get in mommy."

My kids are trying to put me in an early grave. it's no wonder that at 29 I have grey hair. :p

SuperChan 02-19-08 03:22 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Draws on the TV, a door on the floor, and on the Wall all inside of 10minutes.

You get called to the daycare 3 times in one week for him climbing on the classroom tables.

You couldn't have said it better Scattered, Chandler does that whole mom thing about 3 times a day.

stacey0721 02-19-08 05:19 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
When your 3 1/2 year old decides he will bake cookies and spills an entire pot of grease in the door of your oven. Took weeks to get all the grease out and $140.00 of new parts!!!

busyhermit 02-19-08 06:00 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
When your six-year old still waits until the very last second to run to the toilet (every time), and BARELY makes it, because he can't bother with it until he simply can't hold it anymore.

SuperChan 02-19-08 06:02 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by busyhermit (Post 549176)
When your six-year old still waits until the very last second to run to the toilet (every time), and BARELY makes it, because he can't bother with it until he simply can't hold it anymore.

Have you been spying on my house? :p

MommaHen03 02-21-08 12:50 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You know your child is ADHD when a 200 count package of paper disapears in less than 2 hours only to reappear as tinny little squares cut up everywhere!

Lunacie 02-21-08 06:07 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MommaHen03 (Post 550034)
You know your child is ADHD when a 200 count package of paper disapears in less than 2 hours only to reappear as tinny little squares cut up everywhere!

The whole package? I guess I was lucky that my granddaughter only swiped about a dozen sheets of paper at a time. Or I was better about catching her before she used them all.

Scattered 02-21-08 06:14 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You know your child is ADHD when:

* You take her to the doctor to have her hearing tested, because she isn't responding to your requests and the doctor says, "Her hearing is fine -- there may be some attentional problems!":rolleyes:

* The other children are quietly listening to the story at church while she is swinging from the rafters of the small model church in the kid's room.:p

* Your mom tells you, "She's just like you were as a child!":eek:

Imnapl 02-21-08 07:19 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
. . . when he's the youngest kid in the school to show up for the jogging club when it was -20ēCelsius. The teacher in charge was so impressed, he had a special award engraved for the enthusiastic seven year old. Who knew?

Imnapl 02-21-08 07:21 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
. . . I turned my back on my fourteen month old daughter in a petting zoo. She was dressed like a dolly in frills and lace and kissing the dirtiest sheep I've ever seen!

Scattered 02-21-08 08:23 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Imnapl, I think I'd really like your kids!:) Nothing like determination!

Imnapl 02-22-08 02:30 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Thanks, Scattered. Your little wild child sounds like my kind of kid too. I love this thread.

busyhermit 02-22-08 11:00 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
My son really loves soccer, and loves playing. But when it's his group's turn to go on the field, his teammates jump up from the bench and go onto the field - leaving him sitting on the bench playing with his water bottle. The coach has to holler his name a couple of times to get his attention and get him out on the field. Then, of course, there are the moments that the ball is kicked directly to him, but he doesn't even see it coming because he's looking at something out in the crowd.

wifeandmom 02-23-08 08:03 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
One minute your five year old dd is happily swinging from the monkey bars (that elevated ladder thing) at the park. You turn to speak to another parent and notice the look of terror on his face. You turn around to see your lovely child standing on top of the monkey bars, fists over her head a la Rocky Balboa.

wifeandmom 02-23-08 08:05 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
You get a call from the Kindergarten teacher asking you to explain to your daughter (again) that she needs to stop flashing everyone in class to prove that all mammals have nipples.

Lady Lark 02-23-08 09:27 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
I found Steven one day sitting on the floor of his room drinking the mustard right out of the bottle. He looked up at me and said in this sad little voice, "Mommy it's hot."

He still doesn't want mustard to this day, and that was over five years ago!

Lunacie 02-24-08 11:37 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wifeandmom (Post 551098)
One minute your five year old dd is happily swinging from the monkey bars (that elevated ladder thing) at the park. You turn to speak to another parent and notice the look of terror on his face. You turn around to see your lovely child standing on top of the monkey bars, fists over her head a la Rocky Balboa.

Yep, that sounds like my granddaughter. She was climbing on things when she was only 2 that were taller than my head. Scared the crap out of me since I'm horribly scared of heights, but she has never fallen.

reesah 02-24-08 12:28 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
3 stories from my childhood.

...when you have to call the fire department because your seven year old can't climb back down out of a 100 ft tall tree

...when your 8 yr old is left field in softball, and a ball finally gets hit to her zone, and it hits her and knocks her out because she was sitting down looking for 4 leaf clovers

(this one is my brother. he is ADD...more even than me)
...when your four year old is told to go get dressed, goes into his room for hal an hour, and comes out naked except for being colored with permanent marker from the neck to the knees. FULLY colored. every bit of him. with black marker.

it took weeks for my mom to get it cleaned off. his knees were black for a month.

Scattered 02-24-08 01:37 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wifeandmom (Post 551099)
You get a call from the Kindergarten teacher asking you to explain to your daughter (again) that she needs to stop flashing everyone in class to prove that all mammals have nipples.

Ah -- a budding scientist!:)

Pray4Him 02-24-08 03:36 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wifeandmom (Post 551099)
You get a call from the Kindergarten teacher asking you to explain to your daughter (again) that she needs to stop flashing everyone in class to prove that all mammals have nipples.

When my son was in the 3rd grade he got sent home b/c he dropped his pants in front of a girl in the playground. When asked why he did it he looked at my ex with a straight face and said "she dared me too." My ex's reply was "if she asked you to jump off a bridge would you?" Again without missing a beat my son said "That question's so stupid I'm not even going to answer it!"

At that point I had to leave the room!

Pray4Him 02-24-08 03:37 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
In regard to the above post.. I forgot to mention that he had forgotten to put underwear on that morning!

Imnapl 02-24-08 04:07 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Pray4Him, you have reminded me of one of those moments that will test one's self-control. Picture a kindergarten class all sitting on the floor during circle time. I don't remember what the discussion was about that set off the behavior, but all of a sudden one of the boys jumped up, pulled down his pants, turned around and pointed to a scar on one of his buttocks. The teacher looked at me with a twinkle in her eye and I had to bite my lip VERY hard as she acted like this was an every day occurrence in kindergarten and went on with the discussion. I loved that woman.

Pray4Him 02-24-08 04:14 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
We need more like her. Unlike that boy mine got a file put in his records saying he had behavioural problems of a sexual nature!!

madderakka 02-25-08 03:49 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
When you go to pick your 3 year old up from "sunday school" and all the kids are sitting in chairs listening to the announcements- except yours who is in the aide's lap with her arms around him, still wiggling and kicking his legs trying to get free.
When you let your 5 year old out to play in the snow while you find your gloves and 5 minutes later you see him naked, in the back yard shivering after he had picked the lock on the basement door and went for a swim in the hot tub- and left his clothes in the hot tub clogging the filter of course.:rolleyes:
When you walk into a room and see mustard, lotion, vaseline etc smeared all over the wall and it doesn't even phase you ;)

Pray4Him 02-25-08 09:15 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
I am beginning to think parents of kids with ADHD keep cleaning companies in business lol

Lady Lark 02-25-08 10:58 AM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pray4Him (Post 551740)
I am beginning to think parents of kids with ADHD keep cleaning companies in business lol

I have though on more then one occasion to buy stock in Clorox and Lysol. :p

janyben 02-26-08 03:31 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
When you leave a new set of cloths out for your 6 yr old son .. he dresses himself and even has his shirt on the right way (which never happens) so you are feeling extra happy at the ease of the morning routine this moring. At the end of the day it's jammie time and when he undresses, you notice he not only put on his new underwear, he didnt take off the old! He put the new underpants on right over the old ones!

When you leave your 7 yr old son to finish his homework and go back to check on him 10 minutes later and not one more single question was answered, but there is now a lovely drawing of Mom and Tyler, complete with big muscles, covering the whole entire page!

Or, you check your son's backpack for papers and homework and find a note from the teacher that says "Tyler misplaced his bookbag. Please look for it at home!" but the note is IN the bookbag!

Or,
"Mumma" ...
"Mummaaa" .....
"Mummmmaaaaaa....."
"Tyler, come into this room if you want to talk to me, I can't hear you out there."
He walks into room "Ummm.... I forgot what I was going to say!"

Lunacie 02-26-08 06:50 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Wow - I think my granddaughter puts on her clothing backwards more often than frontwards. Even the t-shirts that have a v-neck in the front end up backwards - how can she not notice that? At least she finally learned which shoe goes on which foot. :)

Lady Lark 02-26-08 08:56 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Steven will be scratching at the tag (that's in front) and when I point out to him that his shirt is on backwards he just shrugs and goes on with life.

I don't get it.

Annabanana 03-03-08 04:52 PM

Re: You know your child is ADHD when...
 
Boo-Hoo, Waaaaaaaaaa!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA! WAAHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T FIND MY KITTY!

Where's My Kitty!

I Can't Find my Kitty!

Where's my Kitty!

Mom - Here it is dear

5 minutes later......

Boo-Hoo, Waaaaaaaaaa!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA! WAAHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T FIND MY KITTY!

Where's My Kitty!

I Can't Find my Kitty!

Where's my Kitty!

Mom - Here it is dear

5 minutes later......

Boo-Hoo, Waaaaaaaaaa!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA! WAAHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T FIND MY KITTY!

Where's My Kitty!

I Can't Find my Kitty!

Where's my Kitty!

Mom - Here it is dear

5 minutes later......
Boo-Hoo, Waaaaaaaaaa!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAA! WAAHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

I CAN'T FIND MY KITTY!

Where's My Kitty!

I Can't Find my Kitty!

Where's my Kitty!

Mom - Here it is dear


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